Found a stone's throw from London's only functioning meat market, Bird of Smithfield is set over 5 floors of stunningly-restored Georgian townhouses. Head chef Alan Bird brings comes to Bird of Smithfield restaurant after spending 15 years heading the kitchen at The Ivy, serving up an all-day menu of British cuisine with contemporary twists. Timeless interior design sees the space decked out in Harris Tweed and herringbone fabrics, set against a muted backdrop.
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Bird Of Smithfield
26 Smithfield StreetThe CityLondonEC1A 9LB
- +44 (0)20 7559 5100
- Public transport:
- Farringdon, Underground
I only went in the evening for a few cocktails and a late night bar food bite, so I can't comment the actual proper restaurant experience.
That being said, this is a good place to go for a few drinks in the City if you are looking for a nice lively ambiance, but still want to be able to hear each other talk and want to avoid the big crowds.
The cocktails are pricy, but on point. My Old...more
This is a review of the rooftop patio.
As a connoisseur of rooftop patios, I feel fully qualified to comment on the following dimensions: 1) View: OK. Mostly see smithfield market and facing northwards, when most of London's interesting skyline is Southwards. However. You can sidle up a bar stool right to the railing, which is quite nice. 2) Layout etc: Vines, shrubbery, foliage, etc. More...more
Cool place to go on a sunny friday afternoon that's close to work. Wouldn't travel too far for it, but if you're around the City or Farringdon, it's a good place to go to.more
The furniture throughout the building is very comfortable and coupled with the decor it feels like you're a guest in someone's home. We order our starters. Alex and Antonia go for Ruby salad leaves with Heritage beets, soft goat's curd, cobnuts and pomegranate (£7.00), which I would have preferred with goats cheese rather than the lighter curd. My brother opts for the Crispy Suffolk pork...more
I had a lovely meal at Bird of Smithfield. I've heard from other Yelpers that the service wasn't so great, but I think they've gotten that kink out because I had absolutely no complaints. This restaurant has multiple levels along with a rooftop terrace.
The Hand Dived Scallops were delicious. The carrot and coriander really made a nice complement. The problem with scallops is that they never...more